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Retained Placenta After C Section
Can you have retained placenta after a c-section? If so, does that mean you had accreta that no one noticed?
Placenta: Placenta accreta is when the placenta sticks and does not come off.
The "afterbirth" is the placenta, membranes, and umbilical cord. After the birth of a baby, the placenta should separate from the uterine wall and deliver. It can take as long as 30 minutes for this to happen. If it doesn't separate and deliver during this time-frame it is considered a retained placenta, or retained afterbirth. Manual or surgical ...Read more
If someone had retained placenta after a csection (discover 3 weeks post and was detached but in cervix) does that mean they had accreta?
No: Retained placenta is not the same as a placenta acreta. Those are two different things
No: This requires medical help if there is retained placenta.
I've had a retained placenta for over a month now and I've recently gotten quite sick. No doctor has suggested removing it. Should I be worried?
Had baby 8 months ago. If I had any retained placenta, would I have had symptoms by now? What are they?
Yes: Being that you are 8months out from your delivery, it is unlikely you have any retained placenta. Heavy, irregular bleeding, clotting & cramping would typically herald retained placental fragments or pieces; although having no periods at all may be related. If you had any delivery issues or complications with the delivery of your placenta, then I would discuss the matter with your delivering ob.See 6 more doctor answers
Yes: Probably anyone who has delivered a baby has had a case of retained placenta.
Probably Not: Assuming you have had resumption of normal periods, and your pregnancy test is negative. It was be very very very rare.
Normal birth with no complications. DC at 6w pp for retained placenta fragments. 4 months later period still is extremely light for 2 days. Ashermans?
D&C certainly can: Cause Asherman's syndrome or scarring of the uterine lining. However, D & C can also delay menses temporarily even if no scarring has developed. Also, following childbirth there's usually a delay in resuming normal cycles. Going to the other extreme, it's not impossible to conceive shortly after giving birth. I recommend pregnancy test & follow up appt. With your Gyno. Dr. Anne.
Ultrasound.: A brief pelvic ultrasound can answer that question for your obstetrician.
Symptoms of these 3: Ovarian cysts may not cause symptoms at all or possibly pain or pressure in the lower abdomen on the side of the cyst. I don't know of any symptoms of retained placenta, but there are clinical signs your obstetrician is familiar with that suggest it. Symptoms of fibroids include pelvic pain and pressure, abnormal uterine bleeding, and reproductive dysfunction.
Had a D&C at 6w postpartum for retained placenta. What are the chances of having ashermans syndrome? No periods since.
Probably not: The term "retained placenta" implies that the placenta has failed to detach spontaneously with the usual postpartum measures including uterine massage, IV pitocin, (oxytocin) and gentle umbilical cord traction. At that point manual removal of the placenta is indicated, and while performed carefully may not seem to be gentle. If manual removal is incomplete, surgical removal by curettage is usually next.See 1 more doctor answer
Asherman's Syndrome: Asherman's syndrome is when the retained placenta was removed by "vigorous scraping" (d & c) of the lining of the uterus (endometrium) in which the two side walls of the uterus adhere together causing a subsequent absence of mentrual periods. This also occurs when the placenta "grows into the uterine wall" during the pregnancy and attempts to remove it cause asherman's syndrome.
Would pelvic pain be so intense this long after delivery 2wk ago. Could I have appendicitis or retained placenta?
I had an ultrasound that showed retained placenta almost 2 weeks postpartum, but I haven't bled at all for 4 days. Can I decline the d&c?
Maybe: Sometimes the retained placenta is due to an ingrown into the muscle placenta (accreta) and is best left to come out on its own. If that is not the case by the MD's assessment, then a D & C is recommended to prevent an infection. If sudden bright red bleeding occurs at anytime run do not walk to the ER as it can be massive in a very short time.
Why would a hysteroscopy be necessary if ultrasound showed only fre fluid and no other signs of retained placenta? Could US miss pieces post a d&C.?
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